Peer Research volunteer information session in East Dunbartonshire

Do you have a lived experience of substance use and want to use this experience to help others?

Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) are looking for people with lived experience to become peer researchers in East Dunbartonshire and are hosting an information session so that interested people can find out more.

People with a history of substance use understand the issues that those currently using substances face. We aim to involve people with lived experience in all of our work, one of the ways we do this is through our peer research. Peer research is a key area of our volunteering programme.

Peer research is research carried out by people who have a history of substance use. Service users feel more comfortable with peer researchers, as they know they are understood, and are more likely to participate in research.

Peer research can involve a number of different activities, including running focus groups, designing questionnaires, mystery shopping and interviewing service users.

SDF peer researchers are involved in every step of the research, from designing the research tools, collecting data, analysing data, to reporting on the findings to decision makers.

Full training and support is provided to give you the skills and confidence needed to carry out the research role.

If this sounds like something you or someone you know would be interested in, please come along to our information session.

Wednesday 13th December / 10am-1pm
EDVA offices, Kirkintilloch

Lunch and expenses provided

Click here to find out more about the Peer Research volunteer role

Click here to view a poster for the day with more information

Click here to view a leaflet about SDF’s Peer Research with more information